Collision Repair Certification

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Ford Recognized Collision Repair Provider

Ford’s National Body Shop program is designed to ensure that Ford-Recognized body shops have the proper training, tools, equipment and facilities to repair the Ford vehicles of today and tomorrow according to manufacturer’s specifications.

Did you know that the 2015 and newer Ford F150 is built with military-grade aluminum alloy? This means that not just any body shop can perform repairs, as the aluminum requires special equipment, tools, training and facilities. Ford requires a separate “clean room” dedicated ONLY to repairs on aluminum vehicles, along with the required tools and equipment needed to perform and clean up the repairs on the high-durability metal.

Certified Aluminum Repair Capable

Arrowhead Auto Body is Certified by Assured Performance Collision Care and officially Recognized by Ford as being technically capable of repairing all Ford vehicles manufactured with Aluminum, High Strength Steel, and other metal or alloy.

We have met manufacturer specifications, requirements, and possess the proper tools, equipment, training and facility modifications for the repairing and refinishing of vehicles manufactured with Aluminum, High Strength Steel, and other metal or Alloy. These certification requirements are essential to helping ensure the fit, finish, durability, value and safety of the vehicle.

Ford National Body Shop Network

The Repair Process

There’s a lot more to the Repair Process than you might think.



Some common steps to begin the repair process are:

  • Perform a thorough damage assessment
  • Examine the critical safety systems of your vehicle
  • Explain all repair details and answer any questions
  • Help with your insurance claims process



Tasks to get your vehicle ready for repair include:

  • Wash the vehicle’s exterior and repair area
  • Complete any disassembly needed
  • Review original estimate
  • Review parts and materials needed



Steps to prepare for refinishing include:

  • Removing the original layers of paint
  • Straightening the frame and welding the new panels in place
  • Removing dents, sanding and filling with body-repair material
  • Taking steps to protect against corrosion



Typical steps for refinishing are:

  • The vehicle is covered for protection
  • A primer is applied to guarantee good adhesion of paint
  • The primer is sanded and cleaned for a smooth finish
  • Paint is mixed using digital or manual color tools
  • Color coat is applied to your vehicle
  • Finally, a clear coat is applied



Some of the final steps include:

  • Once the finish is approved, final trim pieces are installed
  • Interior is cleaned and vacuumed
  • Exterior body, wheels and tires are washed
  • Vehicle is inspected to ensure your satisfaction



Your vehicle is ready for the road.

At the time of delivery we will provide you with a complete copy off all your paperwork and collect any out of pocket expenses or insurance deductibles.

Hopefully you will never need us again, but if you do, remember your experience with Arrowhead Auto Body.